Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Karel Skorpil  (1859-1944)

Karel Skorpil (1859-1944)

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Czech by origin. Also known under the spelling of Schkorpil (pronounced Sh-korpil). Teacher, archaeologist; museum founder. Spent some time as a teacher of Maths in several high schools in Plovdiv. Together with his brother, Herminegild (Hermin) Schkorpil, and V. Dobruski, created a large archaeological and numismatic collection at the St.St.Cyril and Methodius High School, which later developed into the Plovdiv Archaeological Museum.

Since 1894 he had lived in the city of Varna. He dedicated his life to archaeology; closely studied archaeological sites in Southern Bulgaria. Member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1918. In 1885 he published his Notes on some archaeological historical research studies in Thrace.

The book of the two Skorpil brothers, Herminegild (Hermin) and Karel Skorpil , called Burial mounds, published at the end of 19th century is still an archeological bible for contemporary specialists, containing valuable information for the numerous burial mounds all around the territory of Bulgaria.

Until 1900, there were many research studies of BG caves published, but the most imposing and valuable ones are those of the Schkorpil brothers, done at the end of the 19th century.

He died in Sofia on March 10th, 1944, in Sofia and was buried in the ancient Bulgarian capital of Pliska.

For more information, you could also take a look at the study Bulgarian Gagaouzes. Ethnic and Social Еnigma, by Dr. Roumiana Chukova.

Ioan Leviev (1934 - 1994)
Ioan Leviev (1934 - 1994)
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Ioan Isaakov Leviev was born on October 31st, 1934, in Plovdiv (his brother is the world-famous jazz musucian, M...
Petko R. Slaveykov (1827 - 1895)
Petko R. Slaveykov (1827 - 1895)
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Petko Rachev Slaveykov was born on November 17, 1827, in the town of Turnovo. Writer and journalist, public and political figure; Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgarian Academy o...
Nikola Todev (1928 - 1991)
Nikola Todev (1928 - 1991)
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The eminent actor Nikola Todev was born on June 13th, 1928, in the town of Devin, Smolyan Region. He started acting at the age of 24 on the stage of the Smolyan Theatre, and later in Pazardzhik T...
Herminegild / Hermin Skorpil (1858-1923)
 Herminegild / Hermin Skorpil (also known as Schkorpil; pronounced Sh-korpil) was Czech by origin. Teacher, archaeologist; museum founder. Spent some time as a teacher in several high...
Yosif Schnitter/Joseph Schnitter, Arch. (1852 – 1914)
One of the greatest names Plovdiv is so proud of - Joseph Schnitter (born 1852, Novi Bidzhov – died 1914, Plovdiv), a Czech by original nationality, an eminent architect, engineer and geodesi...
Petar Stoyanov (born 1952)
Petar Stoyanov (born 1952)
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Petar Stoyanov was born May 25th, 1952, in the city of Plovdiv. He gradiuated from the Law Faculty of the Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski.\r\n\r\n1978 - 19...
Ivan Chomakov, Dr. (born 1953)
Ivan Chomakov, Dr. (born 1953)
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Dr. Ivan Milkov Chomakov was born on October 15th, 1953, in Plovdiv. He graduated from the VMI Medical University of Plovdiv in 1979. In the period 1981 - 1997 he worked as an assista...
Dinko Dermendzhiev - Chiko (born 1941)
Dinko Dermendzhiev (popular with the nickname of Chiko) has joined the football team of Botev Plovdiv in 1959 as its third goal keeper. His only playing as a keeper though,was during the second hal...
Assen Diamandiev, Professor (16.11.1915 - 24.02.2009)
Born in Plovdiv in 1915 in Plovdiv. He graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia in 1940. Prof. Diamandiev started working as a teacher in the newly opened School of Music in Plo...
Stefan Bogoridi, Knjaz
Stefan Bogoridi, Knjaz
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One of the most influential people in the Ottoman Empire after the sultan, often referred to as the Bulgarian having greatest authority and power. Active supporter of the movement for independent BG c...